Saturday, May 19, 2012

1992 Robert interview from Propaganda #19

Robert Smith interview in Propaganda #19 from 1992.
(Thanks Sofia)

Win tickets to see The Cure in Barcelona

"To celebrate the eighth anniversary of hispacure (2004-2012), we have organized a special drawing (contest) where cure fans can win two tickets to see The Cure concert in Barcelona (Primavera Sound Festival) on Friday June 1, 2012." Details on how to enter are in the comments
(Thanks Ivan and Happy 8th Anniversary!)

Robert interview at HLN

Part 1 & Part 2 of an interview with Robert is posted at HLN. English translations here. (Thanks Vicky and Jeroen)

Update: Robert says this interview is NOT new. It's all from old interviews and the new stuff is made up. (Thanks Robert & Roger)

They also have polls to vote for Best Cure Album and Favorite Cure Song. 'Disintegration' & 'Charlotte Sometimes' for me. But only because 'Same Deep Water As You' isn't an option. : )

Friday, May 18, 2012

Porl Thompson auction on May 19th

The auction is over. Here's the official sales result list. (Thanks Nemi)

From @OmegaAuctions:
"Just picked up collection of instruments, artwork, stage clothing & memorabilia from well known member of iconic band, all will be revealed!"
"Yes - we can now announce that it is Porl Thompson and there are about 15 pieces of original artwork in the sale. Over 100 lots in total!"
"Don't miss 19th May collection. 100+ fab lots, instruments, artwork, stage clothing, memorabilia... details to follow" (Thanks Perfect.Murder)
Photo from Coventry Telegraph. (Thanks @AaronLaw92)

Update: Ad from Record Collector. (Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Update (4/29): The video preview is up and the catalog has been posted.

Update (4/30): From Omega Auctions on YouTube: "Porl is absolutely fine and is busy working on other projects. He will issue a letter to fans in the next few days..."
And from Perfect.Murder: "I spoke to the auctioneer today, and the guy had just put down the phone on Porl...he said he was absolutely fine and just clearing up...:)"
Also, I asked if Porl would attend the auction, here's their reply: "Not sure yet if Porl is attending. It has been discussed and we will let you know once confirmed."

Update (5/1): A note from Porl about the auction.

Update (5/7): You can now buy a copy of the catalog on ebay for £7.

Update (5/11): 3 items, including the 1961 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail, are up on ebay. If they do not meet their reserve price, they will be sold at the May 19th auction.
(Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Update (5/18): From @OmegaAuctions - "24 hrs to go until the Porl Thompson auction. Porl can no longer attend due to an injury but wishes everybody good luck with their bids! :)"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NME's 100 Best Songs of the 1990s

'Friday I'm in Love' comes in at #58 on NME's 100 Best Songs of the 1990s - "After the blissful misery of 1989’s ‘Disintegration’, ‘Wish’ was a return to the more poppy Bob Smith of mid-80s glory – and ‘Friday I’m In Love’ was its dangerously upbeat signature track. Not that its genesis was all that happy. The paranoid Smith was sure he’d nabbed the chord progression and spent hours ringing people up and playing it to them to see if they knew." (Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Cure on YouTube

Robert interview on Hungarian TV program SztáRock 1996
TV2 report on The Cure in Hungary 2005
New upload of MTV Icon: Fanography 2004
(Thanks Andrew/TheCureCollector)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Primavera Sound poster

A poster for the Primavera Sound festival, as spotted in Barcelona by Perfect.Murder's friend Ignasi. (Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Rock in Roma poster

While on holiday in Rome today, Sylvain spotted this poster for The Cure's Rock in Roma show. A reminder that the Summer festival shows are less than 2 weeks away.
(Thanks Sylvain)

Just Like Heaven [835 remix]

Listen to 835's remix of 'Just Like Heaven' here. (Thanks @835_)

Rare Glove track available again

"For those completists interested, there's a hard to find Glove track available again. Tormented, the instrumental demo version, is available to download at Steve Severin's website. I had inquired there a few months ago, and it wasnt available. I got an email from the site, (Severin himself maybe) two days ago telling me it now was. It's on the Unisexdreamsalon album and you can download the whole album or the track separately. It's the backing track of 'And all around us the mermaids sang', from The Glove remaster. It's cool to hear it without vocals. And listening to both makes me wonder, even though it doesn't matter, when those Glove bonus disc vocals were actually recorded."
(Thanks Tom)